This collection of chapters on the latest methods and tools for applied research in aviation psychology guides the diverse range of professionals working within aviation on how to adapt flexibly to the continuously evolving requirements of the aeronautical landscape. Experts from the industry and academia explore selected applications, ranging from aviation system engineering to bridging the gap between research and industrialization, safety culture, training and examination. Psychological tools are explored, including designing biocybernetic adaptive systems, predictive automation, and support for designing the human role in future human–machine teaming concepts. Special chapters are dedicated to spatial disorientation, reactivity, stress, eye-tracking, electrodermal and cardiac assessment under the influence of G forces.
This is essential reading for aviation psychologists, human factors practitioners, engineers, designers, operational specialists, students and researchers in academia, industry, and government. The practitioners and researchers working in other safety critical domains (e.g., medicine, automotive) will also find the handbook valuable.
Praise for the book
“The book highlights the critical role of aviation psychology research in ensuring our advances in technology anticipate human factors issues and fully integrate a human factors perspective into new technologies across all aspects of aviation, from the flight deck to air traffic control, engineering, maintenance and beyond. The real strength of this book is the focus on bringing together aviation psychology with physiology. With chapters dedicated to the objective measurement of human performance including eye-tracking, cardiac, and other forms of physiological monitoring the book sets out an agenda for future research with an integrated and holistic perspective of contemporary human factors.”
Matthew J.W. Thomas, Westwood-Thomas Associates and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia